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Nirgal Vallis


Prog Folk

4.01 | 43 ratings

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5 stars Nirgal Vallis was and is one of the most elegant and smooth bands that came out from Mexico in the '80's. They released one album in 1985 named Y murio la tarde ( translates in ....and dusk perished) and I'm saying with my hand on heart is one of the most beautiful and elegant albums I ever heared, really some great moments here. To release such an album in 1985 in a period when heavy metal or hard rock was at the peak and prog music going nowhere with some exceptions you must to have big balls, something that Nirgal Vallis proved to have after all. The album was re leased by Musea in 1995 almost 10 years from first issue and was a big succes now more than then. The band and the music is conducted by one of the most intelligent keyboard players from Mexico and not only from there José Luis Fernández Ledesma. He is the main composer of this album and the result is a fantastic journey through smooth, mellow synphonic prog but also with some up tempo elements here and there, they never crosses more than mid tempo pieces here, but that is not a problem the whole album is as good it can gets. The voice of Claudio Martinez de Alba is something that adds to the music another dimension and fits like a glove here, hand in hand with the polished symphonic prog of the album. Ramón Nakash B. did a great job here, who is interplaying very well with the rest of the musicinas. Alejandro Schmidt is the guitaris who contribute a lot to the album sound, the elegant manner of interpretation of symphonic elements on guitar here are fantastic, acustic and aswell electric this guy never stop amaze me, he is not the one to be hered from the first note, he is the one that must be found in the wholness of the album. Nirgal Vallis, is one of the bands that needs to be more in front in prog circles, for some reasons they are almost forgotten and is really a shame, their music is smooth with folk touches here and there, with symphonic greatness all over and among that with some beautiful and full of splendour key and vocal harmonies. I will give 5 stars easy, one of the most elegant albums from my collection, and aswell outstanding cover art and inner booklet of the CD with all the story of the band and nice pictures of band members. Recommended for sure. CD available at Musea.
b_olariu | 5/5 |


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